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Colin Quinn The New York Story

From 19 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Edgy

About the show

Based on his best-selling book, 'The Coloring Book,' Comedian Colin Quinn takes on the history of New York - his hometown - in this solo show, directed by Jerry Seinfeld. More…

In 'Colin Quinn The New York Story,' Colin bemoans the rise and fall of his hometown, the city formally known as New York, from its modest beginnings as a Dutch outpost, to the hipsters of modern Williamsburg, to the vermin below and above ground. Quinn employs satire to take aim at the prejudice, paranoias, and peculiarities that make New York City the crossroads of the world.


Member Reviews (19)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Edgy
88
Avg Score

70
Funny, Edgy, Fast-paced, New-york-y, Quirky

See it if you enjoy Quinn. CQ is more stand-up than of theater. The history is fun, the characters vivid. Still, some material seems misguided.

Don't see it if the idea that the old days were better bothers you. It was better for white men. The second half lags. I had fun, but it's not real theater.

86
Hilarious, Funny

See it if You like funny standups!

Don't see it if you can't laugh at yourself.

87
Clever, Edgy, Hilarious, Original

See it if You want to hear a very cynical and very funny view of the way New York City has developed and changed.

Don't see it if You will be bothered by the fact that you're paying about $1 a minute to be there.

86
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you love collin quinn and relate to growing up with a mix race

Don't see it if you hate collin quinn

90
Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if How can you not love Colin Quinn?

Don't see it if You don't like one man comedies.

78
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like one person shows, or comedians or Quinn himself. You should be interested in politics and probably liberal although not necessarily

Don't see it if you don't think Quinn is funny or if you don't like one person shows. The show is very political and also quite similar to his Netflix stuff

94
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing

See it if you're a fan of intelligent, well-constructed comedy. Mr. Quinn's laid-back style creates a very intimate experience, serving the work well.

Don't see it if you are expecting loud, raunchy comedy. This is more of thinking man's stand up, jokes are clever and insightful. Truly a wonderful night.

90
Hilarious, Masterful, Relevant, Intelligent, Edgy

See it if you enjoy semi-historically/ raically-based observational comedy, or Colin Quinn.

Don't see it if you are easily offended, have no ethnic background, or hate New York.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if you enjoy current, political humor. Quinn has an easy style and NY delivery.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy one man stand up with an acerbic wit!

80
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you are looking for a fun hour NY style

Don't see it if you think you will not be entertained by a comic perspective on NY history

78
Cliched, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like Colin Quinn and the history of New York.

Don't see it if You don't want to see an hour of ethnic stereotypes and attacks on political correctness.

90
Epic, Great writing, Hilarious, Original, Must see

See it if If you love Jerry Seinfeld, and Colin Quinn puts on an epic performance

Don't see it if if you are close minded

100
Funny, Edgy

See it if You are a New Yorker,know a New Yorker, want to know what it is like to be a New Yorker.

Don't see it if You are easily offended.

86
Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Clever, Great writing

See it if you love New York and everything about it. Or hate New York and everything about it. Quinn is low-key, funny, and spot-on. A great time.

Don't see it if you are looking for laugh-a-minute comedy or something terribly profound.

89
Smart, Intelligent, Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if Like political comedy & appreciate clever observational humor.

Don't see it if You are overly sensitive. If you can’t sit thru an 80 minutes one man show in a rather uncomfortable theater.

100
Edgy, Masterful, Intelligent, Hilarious, Funny

See it if You like Colin Quinn and his funny, sharp and insightful observations.

Don't see it if You don't like one man shows.

85
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Delightful

See it if Colin Quinn is always very entertaining. Laugh out loud type of funny.

Don't see it if If you like Colin Quinn's style and humor, go see it.

100
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if You can laugh at yourself, at your neighbors, at people you've never met. Broad stroke stereotypes in wrapped in SMART, recognizable laughs!

Don't see it if You're a tight ass.

During previews
100
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if You remember how New York used to be, and you miss it. Or if you just enjoy a hysterically funny performance.

Don't see it if Ethnic humor bothers you.


July 23rd, 2015
"Just as theater is always dying, New York is perpetually over. Complaining about its demise, however, remains one of its wonderful traditions, and Colin Quinn, a comic alert to ritual, plants himself firmly in the middle of it in his new monologue, 'The New York Story,' a nostalgic lament that m...
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July 23rd, 2015
"The raspy-voiced comedian delivers his distinctive combination of killer one-liners and astute observations. The evening has a well-honed seamlessness that, combined with the unified themes, raises the stand-up routine to satisfying theater. This is one 'New York Story' you want to hear."
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July 23rd, 2015
"The subtext of Quinn's new show, is that we should celebrate our polyglot heritage and lose the politically correct tendency to squeeze everyone into the same mold. And if that means unearthing all the old stereotypical tropes we tried to bury, well, he’s got a million of them — and they’re all ...
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July 23rd, 2015
"Quinn takes few liberties with his well-honed formula of cantankerous street wisdom and affectionate ethnic observations...His default position of defense against political correctness seems as much humble-brag as genuine iconoclasm...As subversive ethnic humor goes, 'The New York Story' is pret...
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